Warning as woman and child are rescued from Severn Bore

Police are urging people to be aware of the dangers of current high tides after a woman and her child became stranded waist deep in river water.

They were following the Severn Bore near Quedgeley when they got stuck shortly before 11am today (Monday 2 April).

Emergency call handlers kept the woman on the phone while police and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service managed to trace her and co-ordinate her rescue and that of her six-year-old child.